ASYMPTOTIC ANALYSIS OF THE TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER WITH ZERO WALL STRESS

The (so-called) continuously separating incompressible turbulent boundary layer, where the impressed pressure gradient is such as to produce zero stress at the wall, is studied by means of second-order closure of the Reynolds time-averaged equations. The closure employs an eddy viscosity which is the product of two properties of the turbulence: the mean turbulent kinetic energy and the local integral scale of the turbulence; each of these properties is described by a transport equation balancing convection, production, diffusion, and dissipation. Limit process expansions are adopted in the limit of large turbulent Reynolds number to elucidate a two-layer structure. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with TRW Systems Group, Redondo Beach, Calif.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    Project Squid Headquarters
    Lafayette, Indiana,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Bush, W B
    • Fendell, F E
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Pagination: 32 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00051779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SQUID-TR-TRW-8-PU Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-0226-000
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 1974 12:00AM